I used to hate going to the thrift store because it smelled bad.
The other day though I discovered some pretty amazing vintage and consignment boutiques in my hometown and wound up updating my winter wardrobe to my unexpected delight. As a recent thrift shop converter, I wanted to share some of my treasured finds and winter street style inspo.
The only thing worse than Canadian winters is the amount of money you have to pay to protect your skin from freezing and falling off. So I was thrilled when I found this gorgeous burnt orange Hilary Radley coat hanging in the display window of my favourite local consignment shop, Wild Rose, for a fraction of the usual price. Apparently the woman who brought it in didn’t wear it once as it was given to her by an ex-husband. Lucky for me, this 100% wool baby is keeping me warm and fabulous feeling.
Having a statement coat in your closet is great because you don’t really have to think about what you’re wearing underneath and still look fashionably put together. A simple jeans and t-shirt will do like I’m wearing here and I still feel classy af.
Saw these beauties and fell hard. These boots make me feel like Victoria Beckham or a 6 foot model like Kendall Jenner and I can’t stop wearing them! I’m also glad I didn’t have to spend $150 bucks on them and the quality is still amazing. Bless vintage stores, bless.
There are no shortages of unique, interesting, and chic accessories at consignment and vintage shops. Take Time Vintage Boutique has a great collection of Blair Waldorf-esque silk French scarves and the sunnies display at Back Bone made me want to stock up for next summer.
Have some favourite vintage or consignment boutiques in your hometown? Let me know in the comments! Next time you go shopping, instead of hitting H&M or Zara, try exploring a local shop you’ve never been to. You never know what you’ll find!